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Alvin Ailey Dance Company (Alvin Ailey Dancer)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

For its annual engagement, this globally renowned company presents a compilation of classics and electrifying new works.

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About

For more than 45 years, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has dazzled audiences with captivating performances and unparalleled artistry, fulfilling Ailey’s vision that “dance is for everybody. I believe that the dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people.” From jazz-inspired works and intimate portraits to explosive epics teeming with passion, “one cannot deny the genius behind Ailey’s…stirring eloquence,” says the Washington Post.

For its annual Kennedy Center engagement, the Company will perform several works from its classic repertory–including Revelations, Ailey’s signature masterpiece that explores African American spirituals, encompassing songs of love, struggle, and deliverance. The engagement will also include new dances by some of today’s most exciting, daring, and visionary choreographers.

Revelations “is divinely timeless; rousing and radiant, and filled with spirited dancing.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“The Ailey dancers can do it all.” —The Washington Post

Co-presented by the Kennedy Center and the Washington Performing Arts Society.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE:
Feb. 22 Vespers (Dove/Rouse) Caught (Parsons/Fripp) Love Stories (Washington premiere) (Jamison, Battle, Harris/Wonder, Ross) Revelations (Ailey/Various)

Feb. 23 Juba (Battle/Mackey) Treading (Monte/Reich) Burlesque (Byrd/Armstrong) The Winter in Lisbon (Wilson/Gillespie)

Feb. 24 Vespers Caught Shining Star (Washington premiere) (Parsons/Earth, Wind & Fire) Revelations

Feb. 25 Juba Treading Burlesque The Winter in Lisbon

Feb. 26 (mat) Vespers Caught Shining Star Revelations

Feb. 26 (eve) Hidden Rites (Ailey/Sciortino) Love Stories Revelations

Feb. 27 (mat) Hidden Rites Love Stories Revelations

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All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.

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